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Huebsch Announced as 2022 Paragon Economic Impact Award Recipient

Posted by adminALT on February 20th, 2023

Huebsch, local, independent work uniform, floor mat, and facility supplies provider, has been announced as the 2022 Paragon Award recipient to recognize their positive impact on the economy in Eau Claire County.

Huebsch is an industrial laundry founded in 1891 in Eau Claire, WI. They now serve more than 6,000 customers in West Central Wisconsin and the metropolitan areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, with offices in Eau Claire and Eagan, MN.

The leadership team has been extremely intentional with plans for growth and expansion, investing heavily in state-of-the-art equipment to allow for greater capacity as their demand increases. Huebsch also built two large additions onto their Eau Claire plant to allow room for their physical upgrades.

The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation is proud to present the 2022 Paragon Economic Impact Award, sponsored by Royal Credit Union, to a local business that has made an economic impact to our community.   The Paragon Award is an opportunity to celebrate businesses that support and enhance our community through a broad range of economic development activities or initiatives.

Businesses are nominated for the Paragon Award by their peers within the community and each business is evaluated based on economic impact. Examples of economic impact included, though not limited to; creation of quality jobs; recent  or current expansion of existing facility; construction of a new facility; substantial investment into capital equipment; commitment to continued education and training of their workforce; innovations in the development of new technologies and products.

The Paragon Economic Impact Award will be presented to Jim Vaudreuil, CEO/Owner of Huebsch, at the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation Annual Luncheon, February 27, 2023, at Florian Gardens.

The public is welcome and tickets can be purchased here:

“The Paragon Award is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the economic impact that a company makes within our community,” as explained by Luke Hanson, Executive Director of the Eau Claire Area EDC, “ Huebsch is a great example of how the Chippewa Valley is a great place to grow and expand a business. We are proud of Huebsch’s business successes and humbled that they continue to call this area home.”

Some past winners of the Paragon Award include: Silver Spring Foods, WIN Technology, Pablo Group, Market & Johnson, Artisan Forge Studios, Action City, Dynamic Fitness & Strength, Jamf Software, and Indianhead Food Distribution. To learn more or nominate a business for the 2023 Paragon Award, visit

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